Alert level raised over breach from Gaza

The IDF is searching the Gaza border area at the Eshkol Regional Council on Saturday morning after reports were received of four people who were seen crossing the border fence into Israel.

The heavy fog that covered the area has made the search efforts difficult. Residents of some of the communities in the area were asked to stay indoors while searches still ongoing.

Route 232, which was closed for traffic earlier in the morning, was reopened, but roadblocks were posted along it.

Update: Three Gazans caught unarmed at Eshkol regional council after infiltrating Israel.

When questioned on scene, they reportedly claimed they had run away from the Strip because of the difficult living conditions, and said they were “fed up with being there.”